Climate Change Opinion Survey
In partnership with the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, Facebook launched a climate change opinion survey that explores public climate change knowledge, attitudes, policy preferences, and behaviors across more than 30 countries and territories. We are sharing country level data from this survey, providing policymakers, research institutions, and nonprofits with an international view of public climate change opinion.
Facebook is uniquely positioned to support research on climate change at a time when in-person surveys have been dramatically disrupted due to COVID-19. The survey was conducted on Facebook in more than 30 countries and territories spanning every region of the world.
Attitudes and Beliefs
By asking individuals about their knowledge, attitudes, policy preferences, and behaviors, we can learn about how views on climate change vary by geography and demographic group.
Who Uses the Survey Data
Academic, NGO, and Think Tank Researchers
The Climate Change Opinion Survey can help researchers and academics investigate public opinion and learn about how climate change is affecting and being perceived by people around the world.
Policymakers can use survey data to understand public opinion and trends specific to their own countries, which can inform the decisions they make about climate change action at national and international levels.
Climate Conversation Maps
International Public Support for Climate Action
Facebook worked with the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication to release a new short report in advance of President Biden's Leaders Summit on Climate. The note focuses on people's policy preferences from the new Climate Change Opinion Survey. We find that for each country or territory surveyed, there is significant support for participation in the Paris Climate Agreement. People also said they want climate change to be a high priority for their governments and for their governments to take action.
In the News
Survey data will be available soon. Please check back here in late May or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.